At Cohort, we want to empower life-changing experiences by connecting the international education community. Recognised for growth and innovation, our platform makes it easier for everyone to access an international education, reducing costs and increasing choice.
We’re on a mission to create smarter ways to connect our international education community.
As with many good startup stories, Cohort first began with a visionary and a brilliant idea.
Moving up the corporate ladder, Mark Fletcher was well on his way to a successful banking career when he had an idea. After 15 years of banking in London, New York and Australia, responsible for various foreign exchange portfolios, he saw an opportunity to help international students save thousands on their tuition payments. Using his experience and networks, Mark began working on his idea to enable students to pay for their international education using their local currency, saving on fees and transfer rates.
Soon after setting up shop at River City Labs, a co-working space dedicated to startups in Brisbane, Australia, Mark met Paul Jones, a technical mastermind with a passion for innovation, and it didn’t take long before they joined forces. Building his first commercial software application at 15, Paul has over 20 years of commercial software development experience. He specialises in simplifying the over-complicated.
Over the years, as the networks formed and business grew, so too did the idea, expanding to include a health insurance comparison service, and business management and workflow solution for the wider international education community.
Today, more than 50,000 students from over 180 countries trust Cohort with their international payments and health insurance. And our focus doesn’t stop there. We’re always working with education agents and institutions to continually seek better ways to connect providers with agents, agents with students and students with their dreams.
We’re about creating ways for people to worry less and experience more.
We never stand still.
What started as a company providing payment solutions has grown into a portfolio of products and services for the international education community.
From students, to agents and education providers, our online platform offers a tailored experience with capabilities to reduce costs, increase choice and improve productivity.
Our services are all about supporting the international education community to GO further.